Thick fog hanging low over Sacramento prompted a warning from the National Weather Service early Sunday: be careful on the roads; visibility could drop from a quarter mile to near zero at any moment.
As the day goes on, forecasters said, the fog will lift and not return until late in the week thanks to incoming winds expected to blow through Northern California at gusts up to 30 mph.
The winds, a product of a storm system that is not expected to bring rain to the area, probably will remain through mid-week.
Cloud cover on Sunday was predicted to keep temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s, but dry weather and little fog will allow the Sacramento area to heat back up, with high temperatures in the mid-60s for much of the week.
Once the winds die down – probably by Wednesday or Thursday, forecasters say – the fog will roll back in. It’s difficult to predict how dense or dangerous the fog will be, meteorologist Tom Dang said.
A storm system brewing could bring rain next weekend, but it was too soon on Sunday to predict how much rain Sacramento might could experience.
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